Gabriele Gravina, head of the Italian Football Association, has informed the Bianconeri that their participation within the 2021-22 campaign is in danger
Juventus are warned that failure to withdraw from the much-maligned Super League proposal will see them barred from competing in Serie A next season.
A divisive project that had been speculated on for a few time proved to be a disastrous failure when plans for its implementation were announced, with 12 European superpowers having to backtrack frantically.
Six heavyweight Premier League sides led the turnaround, which occurred inside 48 hours, but Juve – along side La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid – are yet to officially stand down.
Juve, Barca and Real have collectively hit out at the “intolerable threats” made against them by UEFA and FIFA, but they’re running the danger of being excluded from domestic action.
Gabriele Gravina, president of the FIGC, told Radio Kiss Kiss: “The rules are clear. If Juventus remains a part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A.
“I would be pitying the fans but rules are rules and that they apply to everyone.
“I hope this holdout ends soon.”
Gravina is keen to make sure that Juventus aren’t locked out of the Italian top flight in 2021-22, with further talks planned between all parties in an attempt to succeed in a compromise.
The FIGC supremo added to Radio Anch’io Sport: “They are simple principles, affirmed by the Olympic Charter then reported by the statutes of national and international federations.
“They are clear principles, during which the exclusivity of sport management is established. I hope that this dispute are often resolved as soon as possible.
“We are all a touch uninterested in this tug-of-war between UEFA and these three clubs. I hope to be ready to mediate between Juventus and UEFA.
“It’s not good for international football, Italian football, Juventus. we’ve already said that the football association respects the principles .
“The rules foresee the non-participation in our championship if the principles established by the federation and UEFA aren’t accepted.”
Juve president Andrea Agnelli figured prominently in Super League discussions and refuses to simply accept that the concept is flawed.
In efforts to justify the Bianconeri’s presence within the plans, he told Corriere dello Sport: “We want to remain on the brink of our fans. Our will is to make a contest which will bring benefits to the whole football pyramid, substantially increasing what’s distributed to other clubs.
“A competition, I emphasise, which remains open and provides five places available to the opposite clubs. The nutrition of the youth sectors is maintained. the most important problem with the football industry is stability.
“40 per cent of 15-24 year olds haven’t any interest in football. we’d like a contest capable of opposing what they reproduce on digital platforms, transforming the virtual into real.
“Football is not any longer a game but an industrial sector and stability is required . Even reception . In Europe, the sport that’s well worth the most isn’t the Champions League final but the play-offs of English first division to access the Premier League: 150 million. this is often not stability.
“We need strict economic and financial rules like those established within the Super League.”
Juve have surrendered a domestic title to arch-rivals Inter this season and, with questions being asked of whether Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo are going to be back next season, have much to iron out on and off the sector so as to recover stronger.